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Old 06-30-2012, 03:09 AM   #15
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Simplest solution IMO is to put a wax or sealant on your rims. Helps a ton. The dust can't stick to the rim as easily.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #16
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No more brake dust for me. Dust doesn't stick to chrome.
Did it really completely eliminate it ?

I've had chrome wheels on all my trucks but they don't put out brake dust like the Camaro does...

I might be getting me some aftermarket wheels after all....I'd love to stop all the dust on the wheels !
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #17
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Performance = brake dust.

The less dust the less stopping power. You can midigate it a bit with ceramics and different calipers and rotors but the formula seems to be the same.


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If you have polished or painted wheels, you can wax them just like the rest of the car. I keep a MF towel in the trunk just for the wheels if they're getting too dusty between washes.
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I do the same thing with my MF towels.
I do the same with my Mother ****ing towels too.

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No more brake dust for me. Dust doesn't stick to chrome.


My chrome Savinis were a BITCH with brake dust.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #18
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I do the same with my Mother ****ing towels too.
I thought the same thing at first....lol

Do you think the MF towels will scratch the polished wheels wiping off the brake dust ?

I put some Adams Sealant on them and that helped a lot...but I'd still like to keep them shiny longer !

Keeping it out of the rain for 2 months is good and bad.....car doesn't get dirty, but the wheels get covered in Brake Dust.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #19
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I thought the same thing at first....lol

Do you think the MF towels will scratch the polished wheels wiping off the brake dust ?

I put some Adams Sealant on them and that helped a lot...but I'd still like to keep them shiny longer !

Keeping it out of the rain for 2 months is good and bad.....car doesn't get dirty, but the wheels get covered in Brake Dust.
It's ultimately a losing battle but there are ways to make it better.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #20
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I have the same model ss. Got real tired of cleaning the wheels every week. Tried all the remedies and some old wives tales. Waxing the wheels seemed to help until I noticed my chrome was becoming black chrome. At 2500 miles I switched to Hawk Performance ceramic and never looked back. No difference in braking performance for my type of driving. Stick with the semi metallic if you drive agressively or race it.
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There is no doubt that ceramics aré amazing for the problem of brake dust. Lexus put them on Bonnies car as a courtesy ítem. I was astonished at the difference.

I drive this car like crazy and have noticed at times the brakes lack the grab I want especially when I have mine and a friends bowling equipment for a tourney. But I also have a cam and still the stock torque converter.

I would do ceramics but only if I upgrade the rotors and calipers. For normal driving should be fine though.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #22
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brake dust

EBC "Red Stuff" Brake Pads
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #23
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:18 PM   #24
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Ceramic Pads will cut the brake dust down. Different brands will perform slightly differently.
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